Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Computational Biology
Location: Hempstead, New York
Internal Number: 3003
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Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Computational Biology
School/Division: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Natural Science
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
The Department of Biology at Hofstra University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position in Computational Biology for Fall 2024. This hire is part of a cluster in Big Data and Computational Research in the Natural Sciences, with a total of four positions in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience in the use of large datasets and computational approaches to answer questions in biology, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education, with the ability to teach lecture and lab courses in general biology, intermediate-level courses related to the candidate's expertise, and/or upper-level courses that complement current course offerings. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program that complements the needs of our department and the cluster and is accessible to both undergraduate and master's research students. We encourage applications from candidates with research programs that use computational, big data, or -omics approaches in all areas of biology. The cluster in Big Data and Computational Research is designed to support the University's goals with respect to diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and the Department of Biology encourages candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled. Interested individuals should submit (1) a curriculum vitae (indicating specific teaching experience), (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy, (4) a statement on how your work will contribute to the objectives around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the department, describing your plan to address DEI in your teaching, mentorship, and service, and (5) a list of three references, at least one of which speaks to your abilities as a teacher. The Department of Biology is a medium-sized, diverse, and growing department; additional information about the department, faculty, facilities, etc. is posted on the web at:http://hofstra.edu/biology.
PhD in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or closely-related discipline
Postdoctoral research experience in computational biology and a well-developed research plan or program
Experience teaching undergraduate biology courses
Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment
Strong record of undergraduate teaching, particularly in introductory biology or in the candidate's field of expertise.
Prior experience with training or applying active-learning or student-centered pedagogy in undergraduate teaching and learning.
Experience or openness to collaborative teaching in multi-section introductory biology courses.
Openness to collaborate with the computational cohort to develop undergraduate classes and research initiatives.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
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